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Old 2nd September 2007, 15:43   #1
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Default Freight Car Dimensions?

Well I'm doing it again, sticking another toe into the narrow gauge pond I am putting togeather an old Russian River reefer kit in On3 and realized it is probably real close in size to On30 equipment. It is 8 ft wide by 30ft long. So question is what is an acceptable size for On30. I personally think that 20 feet is to short for a box car but would like to know the range that folks are using.

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Old 2nd September 2007, 20:38   #2
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I use 20ft and 30ft box cars. Simon
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Old 4th September 2007, 16:51   #3
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Thanks Simon.

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Old 18th September 2007, 04:32   #4
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I have a drawing from the NG&SL Gazette for a thirty inch gauge boxcar of the FerroCarril Mexicano and it is 30 ft. long by 8' tall and 7'6" wide on trucks with a WB of 4"4" and 27" wheels, plan by Ben B Massie.

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Old 18th September 2007, 16:40   #5
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Error Correction

The FCM wheels are 27"

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Old 20th September 2007, 14:26   #6
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Thanks Will. The kit I'm working on is 8' wide. I remember that drawing I think and will have to look for it at some point. As it came with On3 trucks I am going to use those, but I will use the overall kit plans narrowed down for any future building.

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Old 21st September 2007, 05:38   #7
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Sounds good Jack. Hope you'll be able to let us have a peek at it when it's done.

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Old 21st September 2007, 14:13   #8
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Oh yeah I will. Going to be awhile though as bettween allergies, home improvement projects and working, RR time is pretty slim at the moment.

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